Best Autumn Treks in Nepal
If you are planning to a trek in Nepal in September, October or, then you should consider the best trekking trails around Nepal. There are varieties of trekking options in Nepal to choose from. However, these trekking routes are some of the best for trekking during this time of the year. The months of September, October and November and December offer a wide range of trekking options in Nepal.
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is on the top bucket list of most of adventurers worldwide. The EBC Trekking Trail boasts amazing land structures, rugged mountain paths, glacier lakes, and many others. Mountain views of Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), and Ama Dablam (6,812 m) are the major highlights of this trek.
Some other specialities of the Everest Region are the Sherpa communities, the Mani Rimdu festival, and special tea houses. The highest altitude of this trip is Kalapatthar at 5545m, from where a significant view of Mount Everest can be observed.
Annapurna Circuit or Round Annapurna is truly a fascinating trek. The wide range of trekking options makes it special among the treks in Nepal. The Thorung La pass (5,416m) is one of the key highlights of this trek.
The Tibetan tribes and the Gurung settlements make the trek culturally and spiritually aspiring to the trekkers. Some other major trekking trails in the Annapurna Region are Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Poon Hill Trek and Nar Phu Annapurna Trek.
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The Langtang valley is a beautiful trek, it boasts the panoramic sights of Langtang, Jugal and Dorje Lakpa mountain ranges. The beautiful Gosaikunda lake adds beauty to this trek. And the trails through Shivapuri and Langtang National parks offer various sights of wildlife, waterfalls, and much more. The Tamang and Sherpa communities will flourish you with their various rites, culture, and hospitality.
It is a simple and easy trek that involves you wandering around the beautiful local Tamang villages.
The unique lifestyle of the Tamang tribes will entice you into their culture. “Tamang” word simply is derived from soldiers riding on horses. This trek is a cultural experience in addition to the beautiful land structure of the Langtang region.
The off-the-beaten-path trek to the Makalu Base Camp offers routes to isolated and remote parts of Nepal. One can get a full experience of the wilderness of typical Nepal. The beautiful views of the Arun and Barun valleys will certainly impress you. The highest altitude of the trek is Makalu Base Camp 4,812 m, where mountains such as Baruntse, Mt Makalu, and peak IV are located.
Festivals in Autumn Season
The major festivals celebrated in Nepal during the months of Autumn are:
It is one of the biggest festivals in Nepal. The festival commemorates the victory of good over evil. It celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over the devil Mahishasur after 15 days of the war. This festive season, families all over the country get together with their loved ones and have feasts. The atmosphere is lively, people receive tikas from each other, and the pilgrims visit temples to worship. People clean their entire home and decorate it with flowers. Overall, it is a blissful time for a cultural experience during your trek.
Tihar is the festival that comes right after Dashain. It is celebrated for five days, where each different thing is worshipped. Cows, crows, and dogs are worshipped on consecutive days. And on the remaining days, the goddess of Wealth, Laxmi is worshipped for the prosperity of the family. The most special day is Bhai Tika. On this occasion, sisters honour their brothers for prosperity and longevity. Tihar is also considered the festival of lights.
Lhosar is the main festival celebrated by ethnic groups such as Tamang, Gurung, Magar, Limbu, and others. The festival depicts the New Year to such indigenous people. People gather together, have feasts, and perform special cultural dances. Stupas such as Swayambhunath and Boudhanath are well decorated during these festivals. The Lamas and other devotees offer their prayers.
It is one of the popular festivals in Nepal. Holi is the festival of colours. Many events are organized across the valley, where people throw water and colours at each other. Families invite their close ones and have delicious meals together. The festival is celebrated to remind people of the victory of good over evil.
Average Temperatures in September, October and November
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Nepal in Autumn – FAQ
What is the weather and temperature like during September and October for trekking in Nepal?
Pleasant temperatures make the trek comfortable. Temperature ranges from 20 to -10 in most of the higher altitude places, mostly the trekking regions. The weather is mostly stable with fewer chances of thunderstorms and rainfall.
What is a good time to visit Nepal?
The months of October, November and December are the best time to visit Nepal. The sky is generally clear giving spectacular views of the mountains. The trekking routes get crowded as autumn is the peak season for the trek. So, better preparation of the accommodation must be done before commencing the trek.
What should I eat while trekking?
Tea Houses and Lodges provide you with good food with a variety of items on the menu. You should avoid alcohol as much as possible. And you should eat things that provide you with energy. These are the things you might want to eat while trekking: Energy bars and drinks, Nuts, dry fruits/vegetables
Tips for Trekking in Nepal in September, October and November
- Hiring a guide is always fruitful.
- Do optimal packing according to the trekking region.
- Get yourself insured with good company.
- Pre-training your body for the trek is useful.
- Keep a close eye on the weather and act accordingly.
Read Climate of Nepal to find out more about weather and seasons for trekking in Nepal.
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